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HOW TO IDENTIFY BUGS

The first step to getting rid of bugs in the house is knowing what kind of critter you’re dealing with. Use our interactive tool to help identify different types of bugs and find out how to fight them.

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Finding creepy critters in and around your home can be frightening and stressful. But there’s no need to panic! We’ve got expert tips and effective products to help you protect your family and prevent and kill insects.

But before you can find the right solution to get tough with bugs, you need to correctly identify the pest that is invading your home. Our insect identification tool asks a few quick questions to help you confidently figure out what kind of bug is most likely causing your problem.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Over 900,000 different species of insects have been identified in the world, but there are many more that haven’t been documented and named yet. Experts estimate there could be up to 30 million different insect species roaming around out there, many still waiting to be identified.1

WHY INSECT IDENTIFICATION IS IMPORTANT

  • Different bugs require different pest-control treatments.

  • Some bug problems are more serious than others, so knowing what pest you’re dealing with allows you to tailor a solution to your problem.

  • You can learn the right areas to treat for a particular bug.

  • You’ll know how to time your treatments and/or re-treatments.

  • Some treatments cost more than others, so correctly identifying the bugs that are causing the problem can save time, effort, and money.

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WE KNOW BUGS

From creepy cockroaches to stinging wasps, we raise 15 million bugs each year at theInstitute of Insect Science for Family Health. By understanding their behavior, we can develop insect-control products and expert tips to help you protect your home and family from unwanted pests.

FIND SOLUTIONS FOR BUGS

Explore our family of products designed to help you get tough in the fight against insects and keep them from invading your home.


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